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The Cripple of Inishmaan, Windmill Players

The Cripple of Inishmaan poster

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th February 8pm. Set on the remote island of Inishmaan, off the west coast of Ireland in the 1930s, “The Cripple of Inishmaan”, written by Martin McDonagh, is about a young man called Billy Claven whose parents died at sea when he was a baby.

16 Early booking advised. Advisory Note, *Adult content, not suitable for under 16s*

He has been raised by two soft-hearted foster-aunts Kate and Eileen. Relentlessly ridiculed by the other islanders, “Cripple Billy” seizes a chance to escape the tedium of his confined life on Inishmaan and become a famous actor when an American film crew comes to the neighbouring island to make the film “Man of Aran”. Many of the islanders are excited to be part of it – but none more than young Billy, who develops a reckless scheme to escape the tedium of his grim life